I can provide tips however. Being an endurance athlete takes a lot of trial and error for someone that is not living with diabetes. For someone living with diabetes it is the exact same thing. I started to ride a road bike almost seven years ago. I thought there was nothing to when it came to my blood sugar. I jumped on my bike and twenty minutes later I was on the side of the road with a blood sugar that was below my set range. From there I was performing experiments, one day it worked the next day it didn't. I started small and didn't graduate to longer distances until I mastered the short rides. One secret I do have is that a one hour ride is a lot like a four hour ride for me. As long as I eat and drink every ten minutes I'm in good shape. That doesn't mean I'm riding with a perfect blood sugar at all times but it does mean my body can work to the best of its ability and my blood sugars are in range.
Another lesson I've learned is that what works on the bike doesn't work when I'm running. Three years ago I thought it would and now I have my own unique running game plan when it comes to running with diabetes. The truth is I have a lot of long distance races in 2017 and to be honest I don't know what to do. Yes I've done a 30k but what about the next 20k how will my body change. For many that's annoying, for me it's the challenge and that's what I love. If it were easy I'd be bored and wouldn't want to do it. For anyone looking to run or bike with diabetes you will be challenged, it's not for everyone but if you want it bad enough you'll find a way.